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CUZARIO DAVID

9 OTHER THINGS YOU SHOULD DO IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

A vibrant cosmopolitan that certainly has too much to offer, Cape Town is definitely like how some of the locals would say it, your very last stop en route to heaven. Intertwined with rich cultural heritage and progressive urban developments, this melting pot of amazingly multi-talented people and diverse culture is a destination that you must include in one of your greatest escapades.

 

Here is my take on some of the other exciting activities you could or should do besides the mandatory visit to several of the prominent landmarks around the city like Table Mountain and Robben Island, as widely blogged by others.

ONE: JOIN THE LOCALS FOR A BRAAI SESSION

A vibrant cosmopolitan that certainly has too much to offer, Cape Town is definitely like how some of the locals would say it, your very last stop en route to heaven. Intertwined with rich cultural heritage and progressive urban developments, this melting pot of amazingly multi-talented people and diverse culture is a destination that you must include in one of your greatest escapades.

 

Here is my take on some of the other exciting activities you could or should do besides the mandatory visit to several of the prominent landmarks around the city like Table Mountain and Robben Island, as widely blogged by others.

 

 

TWO: GO FOR A STROLL AT BO-KAAP

Swing by to Bo-Kaap and you will be greeted with a stunning view of brightly painted houses lining up right at the foot of Signal Hill.

This Malay settlement area is a keystone to the arrival of slaves, also known as the Cape Malays, who were brought into the country by the Dutch between the 16th and 17th countries.

More details: bokaap.co.za

 

 

THREE: WATCH MOVIES UNDER THE SKY

This is a seasonal treat to the locals and tourists alike that does not take place throughout the year so if you happen to be in the city at the right time, try not to miss this one.

To cater to different crowds, the shows are usually run in different large open spaces like rooftops and sometimes beaches, at different times to create different feel and vibes.

More details: www.thegalileo.co.za

 

FOUR: BOOK A HELICOPTER RIDE

To fully immense and treat yourself to a scenic bird’s eye view of the city, hop onto the chopper for a quick ride and be ready to be blown away by the stunning scenery laid before your eyes from the very moment you are airborne.

Whether you are allowing your eyes to feast or feeding your camera lenses, this would definitely be the best opportunity to capture that amazing aerial shots.

More details: www.helicopterscapetown.co.za

 

 

FIVE: VISIT THE LOCAL MARKETS

The other interesting places worth paying a visit and is frequently packed with people from all over the place is the local morning weekend markets. More than just endless choices of food, you could also easily find different kinds of goods like a wide range of clothing, home essentials and decors, as well as fresh from the farm produce sold at the market.

For music lovers, you would beyond any doubt be automatically drawn and immediately hooked to the catchy Capetonian tunes played by the live bands. If you are not just tapping to the beat, you would most definitely be up on your feet getting lost dancing in the crowd.

More details: capemarkets.co.za

 

SIX: TAKE THE RED BUS TOUR

To further uncover this exotic city’s hidden gems, head on over to the Waterfront and take the Blue Mini Peninsula Tour on the Red Bus.

Beginning from the city center, you would experience flawless scenery transitions throughout the journey with views of exquisite wineries, lovely gardens and windswept seas and beaches that would leave you breathless as the double decker bus slowly circles Table Mountain via the coastal roads back to the waterfront.

More details: www.citysightseeing.co.za/cape-town

 

 

SEVEN: CATCH A LOCAL RUGBY MATCH

When it comes to sports, the South Africans are all crazy and passionate about their rugby. While it used to be mainly dominated by the Europeans, most local teams today are made up of a good mix of black, white and colored people, which is a very pretty sight even to the locals themselves, as they further welcome better integrations between the different people groups.

 

EIGHT: GET CAFFEINATED AT TRUTH COFFEE

Recently voted as the best artisan coffee shop in the world, your trip is considered nulled if you fail to make your way and pay Truth Coffee a visit. Staffed by funky and yet very warm and friendly punks who defied the rule of wearing uniforms at work, these guys sure live up to the title with their outstanding service, in style.

As the global tribe has spoken and clearly attested by the result, the quality of their food and beverages are simply world class, full stop. Well, that’s my honest and unbiased opinion.

More details: www.truthcoffee.com

 

 

NINE: GO FREE AND EASY AT THE V & A WATERFRONT

For those seeking to chill and roam around without any particular agenda, the waterfront is a good place to do just that. Alternately, besides sightseeing, it is also a great place to shop and dine.

If you are seeking for something educational then feel free to pop into the Two Oceans Aquarium where you can totally immerse yourself into learning more in depth about the beautiful lives underwater. And to wind down, take a quick ride on the Ferris wheel!

More details: www.waterfront.co.za